These two maybe weren't as intelligent or eloquent as a Ted Cruz, but I bet their voting records would have been almost identical to Cruz, and I would sure settle for that in most Senate races.
I realize that I am very late getting in here, but I HAVE to respond to your post. Todd Akin would have made an EXCELLENT senator. Any cursory reading of his voting record as a congressman shows that his Conservative credentials were absolutely impeccable. He could not be bullied, bought, or bribed into voting against the Conservative principles we always insist we want but hardly ever get.
ROVE destroyed this man. And rove deserves to burn in hell for what he did to mortally wound our candidates which includes O’Donnell...AND Sarah Palin, BTW.
I will never forgive him for much of what he has done to take the GOP unto the sewer.